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“For ourselves, for our house, for this”

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 2 Oct 2017

Freund Reviews Zanardi in ECS, Spring ’17

Eighteenth Century Studies 50/3 (2017): Amy Freund reviews Tara Zanardi, Framing Majismo: Art and Royal Identity in Eighteenth-Century Spain (Penn State, 2016).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 30 Jun 2017

Article & Review in ECS, Winter ’16

Eighteenth Century Studies 49/2 (2016): Cindy Ermus, “The Spanish Plague that Never Was: Crisis and Exploitation in Cádiz during the Peste of Provence.” Nancy Vogeley reviews Barbara H. Stein and Stanley J. Stein, Crisis in an Atlantic...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 27 Jun 2017

Reflections on Reconstructing Eighteenth-Century Recipes

By Katherine Allen For the ‘What is a Recipe?’ Virtual Conversation on Saturday, 24th June, I reconstructed two eighteenth-century recipes from Mary Wise’s recipe book: a lip salve remedy and a pound cake. You can find out how these...
From: The Recipes Project on 27 Jun 2017

In honor of Robert Darnton

Robert Darnton in 2016 This month Oxford University will award an honorary doctorate of letters to Robert Darnton, a (if not the) leading cultural historian over the past 50 years of eighteenth-century French publishing, book trade and literary culture....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 19 Jun 2017

Finding your Feet

I am currently reading the diary of Richard Kay a doctor in Lancashire born in 1716 and practicing medicine, with this father, in the 1740s (you can find out more about Richard and his family here). Kay’s diary is interesting for a number of reasons...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 14 Jun 2017

An unexpectedly fashionable career

If asked today to list fashionable careers, it is highly unlikely that any of us would include ‘syphilis specialist’ in our list. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries the prevalence of the disease in British society and the ongoing...
From: Pox and prejudice? on 11 Jun 2017

Excursion Report: CRECS Goes Gothic at Strawberry Hill House, 16 May 2017

On 1 March, 2015 the Walpole Trust reopened Strawberry Hill House to the public. As the former home of Horace Walpole, famed (and famously eccentric) author of the first Gothic novel, the house has been a popular tourist destination since it was first...
From: CRECS// on 5 Jun 2017

Toy shop Treatments

I have always been intrigued reading 17th and 18th century newspaper advertisements for medical remedies by the locations in which these products were sold and from whom they could be purchased. Looking at the drugs advertised in almanacs Louise Hill...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 24 May 2017

Gothic Revival: CRECS Tours Strawberry Hill House, 16 May 2017

Join the Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Seminar (CRECS) on 16 May 2017 for an exciting excursion, as we visit the Gothic Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, a modern architectural marvel. With its arches and turrets, its elaborate windows...
From: CRECS// on 21 Apr 2017

Dyeing to Be Cured

By Ashley Buchanan Slipped within Anna Maria Luisa’s recipe collection is a small bound pamphlet that instructs the user how to tint or dye white marble various colors. In just sixteen pages, the unknown author details the ingredients, processes,...
From: The Recipes Project on 13 Apr 2017

Second Annual CRECS Conference, 17 May 2017

The Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth Century Seminar (CRECS) invites you to join us for our second Annual Conference on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. CRECS exists to support and stimulate interest and discussion in Romantic and Eighteenth Century...
From: CRECS// on 10 Apr 2017

Animals and humans in the long eighteenth century: an intricate relationship

How does a scholarly book get started? In the majority of cases it is bound with the author or editor’s passion and deep-rooted (and often inexplicable) connection with his or her subject matter. For me, Animals and humans: sensibility and representation,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 10 Apr 2017

OSE Digitisation for archiving… then sale?

The Vf is in the midst of a big project to digitise all 550+ books from the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series into ORA (Oxford University Research Archive), the University’s own archive of scholarly publications – Oxford’s...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 4 Apr 2017

Falconet: a sculptor’s quest for influence

Portrait of Etienne Maurice Falconet (1716–1791) (Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne the Younger, Metropolitan Museum of Art) Etienne Maurice Falconet came out of nowhere. We have no record of the years he is reported to have spent as an apprentice in a master’s...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Mar 2017

Medical Fascinations, Human Lives: Hunter’s Syphilis Specimens

Should you visit The Hunterian Museum you can come face to face with victims of the great pox (syphilis). As you enter the main museum from the staircase, to the left hand side, on the topmost shelf of a cabinet containing a series of human specimens...
From: Pox and prejudice? on 12 Mar 2017

If Voltaire had used Wikipedia…

At the Voltaire Foundation we’ve recently had the opportunity to work with the University of Oxford’s Wikimedian in residence, Dr Martin Poulter. He has helped us to build some new content for our website as well as contributing to our mission...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 20 Feb 2017

Editorialités: pratiques et enjeux à travers les siècles

Après la journée consacrée aux « Matérialités » du livre, qui s’était déroulée en janvier 2015, la collaboration entre l’Université d’Oxford et l’Université...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 24 Jan 2017

Judging a book by its URLs

It will sound odd, but I have recently had a great time editing URLs.  Robert Shoemaker and I have have just finished a book for CUP, derived from the London Lives project, and called - London Lives: Poverty, Crime and the Making of a Modern City,...
From: Historyonics on 3 Jan 2014

Sources, Empathy and Politics in 'history from below'.

This post was commissioned for inclusion in an online symposium on 'history from below' over at the Many Headed Monster, and is best read in conjunction with the other pieces posted there.  I am reposting it here just by way of keeping track of stuff.  ...
From: Historyonics on 6 Jul 2015

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